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  • Johnny Manziel Demoted to Third String After Partying Video Surfaces

    11/25/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | r wilde
    Johnny Manziel lost his starting spot after cameras caught the quarterback partying during his bye week. Browns coach Mike Pettine called the behavior, which comes after an offseason trip to rehab, “disappointing” and “frustrating.” Manziel’s bye-week carousing spoils his national coming-out party previously scheduled for Monday night’s game against the banged-up Baltimore Ravens. Pettine announced on Tuesday Josh McCown will start the game at quarterback. TMZ spotted Manziel on Thursday at the RIO Rooftop & Restaurant nightclub in Austin, where he partied the evening away with friends. The Summit Rooftop Lounge, where he spent the evening boozing on champagne, served...
  • Rove to GOP: 'Don't choose a nominee that reflects populist outrage'

    10/24/2015 12:25:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Longtime political strategist Karl Rove is warning Republicans not to nominate a presidential candidate that reflects the same "populist anger" that gave birth to the rise of Donald Trump. In his latest op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Rove explained the GOP will have two choices when delegates gather in Cleveland, Ohio, next July to determine which remaining Republican hopeful they wish to see challenge Democrats in the general election. "Will the party choose a nominee with a conservative agenda or one reflecting populist anger?" Rove wrote. "The two are hardly the same," he noted. "Conservative principles provide a winning...

    09/04/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday in Cleveland, OH at a Justice Or Else! rally for 10.10.15, the 20th anniversary of The Million Man March gathering being held in Washington, D.C. on October 10, 2015, Louis Farrakhan said for real racial justice to occur the way God intended the whole American system has to be taken down as evidenced by President Barack Obama being elected and still not being able to change anything.
  • Cleveland Police Searching For Shawn Hall, Accused Of Firing More Than 10 Times At Police

    09/03/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 49 replies
    WTAM ^ | 9/3/2015 | Cleveland Police
    Cops are being hunted. No doubt. From the Cleveland Police... The preliminary information reveals that Officers responded to an assignment for shots fired at 3868 East 131st Street, ADM Dairy Mart. Upon arrival, two white vehicles were observed parked in the lot and standing outside of the vehicles were several males and females. One of the males pulled out a handgun and fired several shots toward the marked police vehicle which was in the curb lane of East 131st Street. At this time, the officer driving the police vehicle did back away evasively so as not to be hit by...
  • Next GOP Debate Moderator Hugh Hewitt Comes Out Against Trump

    08/12/2015 3:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump is the 2016 GOP frontrunner despite the efforts of the Fox News Channel to target him in the first debate here in the city in which a year from now the Republican National Committee (RNC) will host the 2016 GOP convention.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: The People Will Rise Up And Regain Control Of Government

    08/10/2015 3:29:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 with host Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News Executive Chairman, who asked Carson about his numbers and support increasing after the first GOP presidential primary debate last week in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Get Back to the Issues, Mr. Trump

    08/10/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, now, look: This dust-up stuff that happened and continues to happen since the Fox News debate -- I'm sorry, the presidential debate -- on Fox News on Thursday night. A piece of advice that nobody's asked for, for Mr. Trump: Mr. Trump, get back to the issues. That's why you're where you are. Get back to the issues. Get back to immigration. Tell us what you think about whatever the issues are. That's what put you on the map. Even despite the polling data, I would give that advice. This is really all you need to know at...
  • How Fox anchor Bret Baier got an instant headline out of Donald Trump

    08/09/2015 9:40:31 AM PDT · by ironman · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 9, 2015 | Stephen Battaglio
    Reporting from Cleveland -- With the Republican presidential debate less than 10 hours away, Fox News anchors Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier sat at a long table with their producers and once again went over the game plan for the big night. They reviewed not just the questions they would ask, but the structure of every query, keeping in mind the constraints of time and the need to avoid repeating topics. As they sorted and re-sorted questions, the unpredictability of real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump was never far from their minds. Baier even had...
  • Death blow from Fox News' Megyn Kelly already taking effect on Trump

    08/08/2015 6:13:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 9, 2015 | John Kass
    There is no cure for the Touch of Death, or Dim Mak as it's known in those cheesy martial arts movies.. Legend and comic books tell us that it is a precise and forceful strike, with delayed yet fatal result, sometimes taking days or weeks to do its work. It is subtle, quick, almost unseen, and usually delivered by a monk or some warrior priest with a top knot. Uma Thurman used it to great effect in "Kill Bill: Vol 2." When she was done, she flashed a smirk of wistful sadness. That's what happened to Donald Trump's presidential campaign,...
  • Kasich Defends Taking Obamacare Medicaid Expansion:

    08/08/2015 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/15 | Staff
    During Thursday nights Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich a question about his decision to accept on behalf of his state an option under the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) to expand the number of people eligible for Medicaid by increasing the income threshold below which people qualify. Kasich responded that President Ronald Reagan had expanded Medicaid three times and then discussed some of the things Ohio is doing with Medicaid money. Everybody has a right to their God-given purpose, he said.Snip Megyn Kelly: Governor Kasich, you chose to expand...
  • Jeb Bush: Trump's Divisive Language "Reminds Me Of Barack Obama"

    08/07/2015 2:47:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox News Channels Your World With Neil Cavuto, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Donald Trumps divisive language reminds me of Barack Obama.
  • Trump Loses Zero Ground After Fox's Unfair, Unbalanced Attack In Debate

    08/07/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: A Wall Street Journal report suggests that despite critics opinions predicting GOP frontrunner Donald Trumps poll numbers would fall, two early though unscientific polls predict that may be wrong.
  • Live GOP Debate Thread For Both The 5PM And 9PM Debates,FoxNews,Cleveland,OH,August 6,2015

    08/06/2015 1:29:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 124 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 6, 2015 | Biggirl
    Here Is The Two Debates Thread For Both The 5PM And 9PM GOP Debates. Enjoy! :=^..^=
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul: I Plan On "Mixing It Up" And "Standing My Ground" In Debate

    08/06/2015 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively that hes keyed up and ready to roll in Thursday nights debate hosted by the Fox News Channels Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. In an interview in the lobby of the Radisson hotel in downtown Cleveland about 12 hours before the first GOP presidential primary debatewhich will happen across the street at the Quicken Loans ArenaPaul said he plans on mixing it up on Thursday night with his fellow top 10 GOP contenders and plans on standing my ground on issues that matter to him.
  • Ohio Male RNC Member Calls Carley Fiorina "Hot Babe"

    08/05/2015 5:31:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: As GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina took her seat in an interview with David Webb for a special which will air Wednesday evening on the David Webb Show, Webb asked the audience, How many of you know what her Twitter handle is?

    07/27/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 07/27/2015
    Ugh. Not again. This is really becoming epidemic in some cities: SMOKING GUN – Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking...
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...
  • The Sam Sheppard Mystery: An American Travesty of Justice?

    11/28/2006 8:53:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 323+ views
    American Heritage ^ | Thursday November 16, 2006 | Jack Kelly
    the county coroner, Dr. Samuel Gerber... stated, "It's obvious that the doctor did it." He told detectives to go to the hospital where Sheppard had been taken and get a confession... Gerber finally held an inquest in a school gymnasium. More than two hundred spectators, mostly housewives, filled the seats. They laughed and hooted at testimony and cheered when Gerber had Sheppard's lawyer removed for trying to have the outbursts noted in the record. Gerber questioned Dr. Sam for five hours with no legal counsel present.... Even that was not the end. In the 1990s Sheppard's son, Samuel Reese Sheppard,...
  • Attorney: Justice was 'stained' by article (more on Sweeney v. NYT)

    05/22/2003 5:04:47 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 214+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer/AP ^ | 5/22/03 | M.R. Kropko
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The New York Times and one of its reporters "stained" an Ohio Supreme Court justice by wrongly linking him to the prosecution of Dr. Sam Sheppard, a lawyer told jurors Thursday in a defamation lawsuit. Justice Francis E. Sweeney accused the newspaper and reporter Fox Butterfield of defaming him in an article published April 13, 2000. Sweeney said the article incorrectly connected him to the prosecution of the case and also accused him of pressuring prosecutors to oppose a civil action led by Sheppard's son, who was trying to have his father declared innocent. The justice says...
  • Ohio Justice Sues N.Y. Times Over Story (Timesman wrote untruths about Justice Sweeney)

    05/13/2003 2:01:39 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies · 181+ views
    GUARDIAN (UK) ^ | 5/13/03
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Times and a state Supreme Court justice went to court Monday over an article involving a lawsuit filed by the son of Dr. Sam Sheppard. In opening statements in U.S. District Court, lawyer Don C. Iler said Times reporter Fox Butterfield wrote things about Justice Francis E. Sweeney that he knew were untrue and damaged the judge's reputation. But newspaper attorney James Wooley said any errors were unintentional and without malice. Sweeney's lawsuit alleges the April 13, 2000, Times story defamed him by falsely saying he used his influence in a case he had...
  • Supreme Court suspends famed defense lawyer

    03/18/2002 9:18:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/18/02 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court suspended defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey from practice before the high court on Monday, following Bailey's disbarment in his home state of Florida.<!ENDSUMM!> The nation's highest court gave Bailey 40 days to say why he should not be permanently barred from practicing law there. The Supreme Court automatically begins disbarment proceedings against members of its bar who have been disbarred in their homes states. The Florida Supreme Court disbarred Bailey in November for mishandling $6 million worth of stock for a client now serving a life sentence for drug smuggling. Membership in the Supreme...
  • Election officials reject 98 percent of signatures on petitions to recall Cleveland Mayor

    06/27/2015 6:54:52 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | Andrew Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An already long-shot effort to recall Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was dealt a major blow on Wednesday after elections officials rejected more than 98 percent of the 12,887 signatures submitted by the group. Elections officials certified as valid only 260 signatures submitted by recall organizers on Saturday, the County Board of Elections said in a news release. The group needed 12,025 valid signatures from city residents who voted in the November 2013 election to force a recall election. The recall group, which calls itself the Cleveland: A Return to Excellence Committee, now has 20 days to attempt...
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesdays deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a race war and discussed black anger.
  • Mississippi investigator shoots family dog

    A Cleveland family has been left devastated after an officer shot and killed their beloved one-year-old golden retriever as he was on a leash in the familys backyard. Cleveland police told the family the officer felt threatened by the dog after the dog barked, even though the officer was aware it was leashed. The incident took place Friday when dog owner Tyler Muzzi saw a stranger walking around his neighbors home. Muzzi contacted his neighbor and then called police to check on the situation. Minutes later, police arrived and arrested the man who had by that time broken into the...
  • Ohio legislators seek states convention to amend U.S. Constitution, tame federal government's power

    06/13/2015 5:46:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 6/12/15 | Robert Higgs
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two legislators propose that Ohio join in a call for the states to meet and amend the U.S. Constitution to rein in federal authority and spending power. Republican Rep. Christina Hagan of Stark County and Democratic Rep. Bill Patmon of Cleveland, introduced a resolution calling for a convention of states, as outlined in Article V of the Constitution, that would allow state delegations to meet. Their resolution calls specifically for debate on federal spending, the range of power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limited terms for federal officers. "The intent of the resolution is to...
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihans prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihans famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, The Negro Family: The Case for Action, Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Warriors overcome LeBron James' 44, breeze in overtime to go up 1-0

    06/04/2015 9:48:53 PM PDT · by sargon · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 6/5/2015
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
  • Obamas DOJ tells Police Officers to STOP CHASING SUSPECTS to Prevent Police Shootings

    06/02/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 6/01/15 | Katie McGuire
    How interesting. Obamas DOJ would apparently like America to just be overrun with criminals who think they can do whatever the heck they want, because, hey, Obama told the cops not to bother chasing them, because we have to reduce police shootings? Hell no: The Washington Post decided to investigate and come up with a tally of all the police involved shootings for 2015, apparently to not only answer the burning demands of the public, but to pick apart the data and draw some conclusions. I was expecting a deafening volume of hyperbole out of this report and there...
  • Al Sharpton sets sights on Republican National Convention in Cleveland speech

    06/01/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | May 29, 2015 | John Harper
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland's 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour. "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 10490 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • Al Sharpton delivers 'justice revival' in wake of Cleveland officer's acquittal

    05/30/2015 11:01:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michelle Dean
    Activist calls for widespread reform as community reels from verdict that acquitted Michael Brelo for firing 49 shots at two people in car chase.When Al Sharpton got up to speak at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Friday night, he was given a standing ovation. At what was billed as a justice and reform revival, attendees, mostly congregants of the church itself, had been primed by several hymns and scriptural invocations. Their pastor, reverend Jawanza Colvin, introduced the civil rights campaigner as one of Gods trombones. Sharpton proceeded to deliver a barn-burning speech that had the assembled on...
  • Meet the Leftist DOJ Lawyers Suing the Cleveland Police Department

    05/27/2015 12:19:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The Justice Department yesterday announced a simultaneous lawsuit and settlement with the Cleveland police department. The settlement will impose significant federal mandates on the police. This comes after a Cleveland police officer was acquitted of wrongdoing by a court after the officer shot a suspect at the conclusion of a 100 mph car chase. The agreement imposes a ten-member community police commission who will watch over the police, only three of whom have any law enforcement perspective. The remaining seven are sure to include individuals either actively involved in the racialist anti-police efforts or one degree of separation from the...
  • Brave Judge Refuses to Throw Accused White Cop to the Mob, Sums Up Ruling in 1 EPIC Sentence

    05/25/2015 10:28:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John ODonnell did something absolutely amazing on Saturday, when he chose to acquit white Cleveland cop Michael Brelo of manslaughter in the 2012 killing of two lawbreakers who sent police on a 22-mile car chase. Brelos entire use of deadly force was a constitutionally reasonable response to an objectionably reasonably perceived threat of great bodily harm, the judge announced. He added, I will not sacrifice him to the public frustrated by historical mistreatment at the hands of other officers. What occurred in 2012 was that a couple, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were driving past...
  • Not Fooling Around: 71 Arrested During Protests After Cleveland Officers Acquittal

    05/25/2015 6:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/24/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Cleveland police were taking no chances in the wake of the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo, going to great lengths to ensure that Saturday afternoon’s peaceful protests didn’t evolve into violent riots like Baltimore and Ferguson have experienced in recent months.In addition to having the National Guard on standby, police followed protesters through the streets and arrested anyone who acted violently or refused to obey police orders to disperse. A total of 71 people were arrested, including one journalist who left his press pass at home.The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported: “We only moved into make arrests when things...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 othersincluding a 4-year-old girlhave been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Childrens Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • 71 arrested during protests over acquittal of Cleveland police officer

    05/24/2015 7:30:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WTIC-TV / CNN ^ | May 24, 2015 | Marcus Harun
    CLEVELAND Cleveland police made 71 arrests Saturday during protests against the Michael Brelo verdict, Police Chief Calvin Williams said Sunday. Authorities attempted to give demonstrators the space to exercise their First Amendment rights, but they had no choice but to make arrests when the protests became violent or when protesters refused to disperse, he said. Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland on Saturday night following the acquittal of a police officer who stood trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people. CNN video showed police in riot gear moving down East Fourth Street, a strip of restaurants,...
  • The Latest in Cleveland: Cafe Patrons Pepper-Sprayed (Not by police, though)

    05/24/2015 7:18:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WSYX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | Sean Rowe
    9:10 a.m. Officials say some protesters angry over the acquittal of a police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor cafes downtown. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says 71 people were arrested Saturday night after a day of mostly peaceful protests turned more aggressive. Williams said Sunday at a news conference with Mayor Frank Jackson that another protester threw a restaurant sign at a patron, striking him in the head. He says bystanders were also accosted in at least one other instance....
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • DOJ to investigate Ohio cop acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    05/23/2015 1:10:21 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Fox News
    A Cleveland cop cleared Saturday on state charges in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire could face federal charges. The Justice Department said after the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelos on voluntary manslaughter charges that it would "review all available legal options." "We will now review the testimony and evidence presented in the state trial" to determine if "additional steps are available and appropriate," the department said. Vanita Gupta, head of the department's civil rights division said the review is separate from its efforts to resolve a pattern of civil rights violations at...
  • Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair

    05/23/2015 11:21:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2015
    Yes, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo stood on a car and shot 15 times at the vehicle's unarmed black occupants seconds after he and fellow officers first riddled the car with bullets in 2012 -- but the shooting was justified, a judge ruled Saturday. Concluding just one of several police use-of-force cases that prompted recent outrage in Cleveland, a Cuyahoga County judge decided that Brelo was not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a 22-mile car chase.
  • Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo (Riot watch)

    05/23/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | May 23 2015 | JEN STEER AND DARCIE LORENO,
    Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Closing arguments in the month-long trial were presented on May 5 and Judge ODonnell was left to deliberate. If convicted, Brelo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. On Nov. 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted 22 minutes, and involved more than...
  • Brelo verdict won't be announced until after May 18, court spokesman says

    05/08/2015 4:02:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | May 8 2015
    CLEVELAND, Ohio A verdict in the voluntary manslaughter trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo will not come until after May 18, a court spokesman said Friday. Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell initially said he didn't intend to issue a verdict until after Cleveland police week is over. Cleveland's police memorial commemoration runs from May 14 to 17. At the end of the trial, O'Donnell said was aware of unrest related to police use of force in other cities, including Baltimore. He also said he's been notified that city and county officials are worried about potential protests...
  • Cleveland Braces For Verdict In 2012 Police Shooting

    05/19/2015 11:22:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    npr ^ | May 18, 2015 | BRIAN BULL
    As the verdict nears in the racially charged case, city officials hope to avoid violence. They've reached out to civic and religious groups for constructive dialogue to help ward off potential unrest.
  • Civil War Historical Marker Ceremony To Be Held In June In Cleveland

    05/14/2015 3:16:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 5 replies
    TheChattanoogan ^ | May 14,2015 | Staff
    The latest Civil War-related historical roadside marker will be dedicated during a special ceremony next month in Cleveland. The marker commemorates the difficult time during the Civil War when much of Bradley County lay between Union and Confederate lines. During this period, homes and businesses were vandalized and robbed by both pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces who took advantage of the prevailing lawlessness. This marker also commemorates the courageous actions of War of 1812 veteran Joseph Lusk II, who at 73, defended his home with determination against a group of outlaws attempting to steal his mules. He shot and killed one...
  • Cleveland pastors open churches to promote peace after Brelo verdict

    05/08/2015 5:58:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    KSLA 12 ^ | 5/8/2015 | Scott Taylor
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - All eyes are on Cleveland as the city moves closer to a verdict in Officer Michael Brelo's trial, which is why local pastors are banding together to promote peace. When the Brelo verdict comes down and the Tamir Rice investigation wraps up, will protesters be calm or violent? Bishop Eugene Ward, from the Greater Love Baptist Church, wants Cleveland to remember two simple words: peaceful protest. "We need you to be peaceful. We need you to stand with us, and show us, and walk with us, and share with us that Cleveland is a city that...
  • We don't want our city to go up in flames...

    05/08/2015 5:52:47 AM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 5/7/2015 | Suzanne Stratford
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Preparing to keep the peace in Cleveland, more than one hundred community leaders, activists, clergy, volunteers and other concerned citizens gathered Thursday night for a planning meeting at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. After watching images of Ferguson and Baltimore burning, the men want to make sure Cleveland remains safe for both citizens and businesses. We dont want our city to go up in flames, said Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, Were going to fight against that and keep the peace. So far, a number of protests in the city have remained peaceful, but with some disruption of traffic...
  • Michael Brelo Day 17(Live court video)

    04/30/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/30/2015
    Watch live streaming video below as the defense continues to present its case in the trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. Hes is facing two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the 2012 police chase and shooting that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The live stream is courtesy WKYC.com and is not available on some mobile devices nor during courtroom breaks.
  • Statement From Mayor Frank G. Jackson (Cleveland, Oh)

    04/29/2015 1:20:22 PM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    City of Cleveland-Cleveland City Hall ^ | 4/29/2015 | Mayor Frank G. Jackson
    A Letter from Mayor Frank G. Jackson In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Baltimore, and bearing in mind the series of police-related matters and legal proceedings currently in process here in Cleveland, I am writing to let you know that the City of Cleveland has been planning and is prepared to address upcoming developments. As I am sure you are aware, it is likely that the trial of Officer Michael Brelo will conclude within the next few days. Other high-profile cases are still pending, as well as continued negotiations with the Department of Justice. Clearly, these...
  • Pastors ask for calm, order as Officer Brelo trial continues

    04/28/2015 3:31:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 2 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 8/27/2015 | Darci Loreno
    CLEVELAND, Ohio In light of the ongoing trial of Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo, Cleveland pastors Monday will ask for calm and order regardless of the verdict. A press conference was held at 1 p.m., and pastors spoke on the situation. We are aware that forces outside and inside of our city are working to bring a negative view of Cleveland to the rest of the world. We want to stress how important it is for all of us to remain in a state of calm as we dialogue and respond to whatever the decision of the court, Pastor Larry...
  • What Life in Captivity Was Like for Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    04/27/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by seantruet · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 27-04-2015 | Penny Larson
    "He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out..." -- Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus describe their lives in captivity https://youtu.be/GK7euCSFEXw